US News 2013 MBA Rankings

And here are the top 10 per US News & World Report:

2013 Rank School 2012 Rank
1 Harvard 2
1 Stanford 1
3 University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) 3
4 MIT (Sloan) 3
4 Northwestern (Kellogg) 5
4 Chicago Booth 5
7 UC Berkeley (Haas) 7
8 Columbia 9
9 Dartmouth (Tuck) 7
10 Yale 10

As you can see the changes are somewhere between slight and miniscule.  Larger jumps and changes occurred outside the top 10, but the statistical significance of these changes becomes questionable due to fewer responses farther down the list.

And how “reliable” are these rankings? Wait a bit. We’ll be writing more on that.

Linda AbrahamBy Linda Abraham, president and founder of and co-author of the new, definitive book on MBA admissions, MBA Admission for Smarties: The No-Nonsense Guide to Acceptance at Top Business Schools.